Marketplace for Monday, January 6, 2014

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As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car. But if you look back at some of the futurist visions promised in the past, what happened to them? Next, a really deep freeze can screw with an economy built on moderate temperatures. And finally, we take a look at the accounting tricks behind extending unemployment benefits. Pay for something today that we will save the money for tomorrow.    

Senate paves way for jobless benefits extension

Despite today's vote, Washington gridlock has led to creative accounting on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs

Could polar vortex dampen January's gym business?

For gyms and fitness studios, January is usually a busy time.
Posted In: gym, polar vortex, snow, new year's resolution

Why non-bankers love Wall Street bonuses

This is the time of year when Wall Street bankers get their bonuses.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses

Do big fines even matter for JP Morgan Chase?

The bank faces a hefty penalty for failing to warn customers of Bernie Madoff's infamous scheme, but all the fines don't seem hurt the company at all.
Posted In: JP Morgan Chase, Bernie Madoff, ponzi scheme, fines

How cold is it when the economy breaks?

What happens when we go into a really deep freeze?
Posted In: cold snap

Where are our jetpacks and flying cars?

As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car.
Posted In: jetpacks

A planemaker by any other name ...

Some long-overdue corporate rebranding from Europe.
Posted In: EADS, Airbus, Boeing

Texas town closes the toilet-to-tap loop: Is this our future water supply?

About 40 percent of Big Spring’s water now comes from a $14 million “direct potable reuse” system.
Posted In: water, sewage

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Love Jones
J Dilla
Covered In Grace
French Wives
Fievre
Oddisee
Lose Yourself to Dance
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Elvis Costello And The Roots
This Is Not Meth
Flex Cop